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a few hardcovers and pbs available from Closed Circle, signed. Latest: Moonlover and the Fountain of Blood, Jane Fancher short story. Chernevog, part 2 of the Rusalka trilogy co-written by CJ and Jane; and Orion's Children, a tetralogy from Lynn.

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Wave Without A Shore

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Milestone in rehab…

Jane and I got to figuring that neither one of us have walked much more than the length of the house or the circuit of the garden path since before last November. Except one foray when we visited Patty, and may have walked 2 city blocks, but were pretty done in. The...

Belated Birthday Cruise

The annual cruise on lake Coeur d'Alene came off last night. Ourselves, Scott and Andrea, Tim and Cheryl, Patty and Ann and Ann's husband Richard all took the dinner cruise out onto the lake, and a very good time was had by all, celebrating Jane's successful hospital...

Back from Seattle, and Jane is doing fine…

We hadn't mentioned it because we didn't want a buzz going on, but Jane had been having trouble with irregular heartbeat, and after 2 bouts with a Holter monitor and visits to a cardiologist, plus an angiogram, we were shunted over to a second cardiologist with a...

Got a chance to see our friend Patty Briggs (Patricia) and Ann

We finally managed to get down to Tricities (Pasco, Kennewick, Richland) on the Columbia and visit Patty, who breeds (besides books) show horses. She has 8 babies. And they're wonderful. Hand-tamed, so they're willing to be petted, if a little shy. And so tempting I...

So I’m out there at the pond with a canister of coyote urine….

a. I'm vexed that it came without a shaker top. And it's---um---wet. Looks like wet sand. b. So I'm after spreading it wherever our nightly deaf raccoon uses as his pond-approach. [Deaf: he seems the only raccoon able to ignore the sonic deterrent. And he likes to go...

Tanner off to the vet for a dental issue… would be wonderful, now that it is fixed, if it calmed his opera-on-the-stairs routine, but we have small hope. The good news is, he is otherwise in good shape. Sympathies for those of you in heat-stress. We've been cool up here, but I have the feeling nature...

On the clans

Somebody asked me about the five Padi Valley clans: the ones commonly listed are Taiben, Atageini, Ajuri, and Kadagidi---so what is the fortunate fifth? I repeat the answer here: "Dur does function as a fortunate fifth. The real fifth was Sheiji. When an association...

Ah, the egg industry.

The eggs come from various species, but the most 'domesticated' is a ground-dwelling lizard that favors river banks, and over-lays like mad. So long as the lizards are well-fed, they produce eggs. Lots of eggs, the over-do strategy of some species that would have you...

What about Birds?

I thought it might amuse you (many of you do read the Foreigner books) to get a little window on the worldbuilding. You'll notice, absent their own Chicxulub event, some things are different about the Earth of the atevi. No birds, for one thing. A few things militate...


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CJ making final editing pass.

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Alliance Rising

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Alliance-Union History

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